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17 – 21 August 2020 | Online Summer Course for Primary School Teachers

Intercultural Education in Primary Schools

This course is run in accordance with the Department of Education and Skills (Ireland) criteria and is approved for EPV days

This summer, the Gaiety School of Acting is running a comprehensive Grow from Seeds course again this year, which aims to meet the intercultural education needs of (second to sixth class) teachers and pupils in primary schools.

Within this week-long course, you will explore the benefits of Grow from Seeds as a creative and cross-curricular teaching tool, in particular its use within the context of the Drama and SPHE curriculum.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn how to use Grow from Seeds as a creative tool to explore feelings, knowledge and ideas, leading to an understanding of intercultural education
  • Explore the benefits of Grow from Seeds as a cross-curricular teaching tool, in particular, its use within the context of the SPHE curriculum (Myself and the wider world) and strand unit “ Developing Citizenship”
  • Learn how Grow from Seeds can involve the wider community in an intercultural approach
  • Acquire a broad range of creative strategies and techniques for use in the classroom
  • Learn how to use creative arts and performing arts with their students to develop practical and precise interventions, gaining particular expertise with how to handle the theme of social inclusion
  • Be able to use acquired knowledge towards the development of aspects of the individual, including creative, emotional, moral, aesthetic and social behaviours
  • Engage in collaborative and reflective practice
  • Become familiar with the six-step-process and evaluation themes outlined in School Self-Evaluation, Guidelines for Primary Schools (2012), and with the overall content of that document
  • Reflect on how you can self-evaluate in relation to the teaching and learning of Grow from Seeds in your classroom with particular reference to the above

Summer Course Feedback 2019:

“One of the best summer courses I have attended in a long time.”

“Loved the ease with which the facilitator shared the activities – in a knowledgeable, fun but focused manner. So much fit into the 5 days, which will be great to introduce to the class.”

“It was practical and easy to follow, while giving clear information on the essential learning goals. We learned activities which any child can be part of, promoting inclusivity and kindness.”

“I think it is one of the best qualities we teach and should be in the classroom.”

Course Details:

Grow from Seeds Online SUmmer Course for Primary School Teachers

Dates: 17th – 21st August 2020

Location: Online (Zoom)

Time: 20 hours

Cost: €70

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